Static analysis can always back you up when the time comes. But by the time it is done, you will have drunk gallons of coffee… ☕ That’s why developers of these utilities are always looking for a way to make users’ life easier and save time. ⏳ The incremental analysis became the result of this search. If you want to learn more about what it is and how it is related to a compiler, you are in the right place.
Recently the OpenSSL 3.0.0 library was released. We decided to look at the project’s code quality and checked it with the PVS-Studio static analyzer. The code quality is excellent. Thus, we cannot write a long article about errors, as we usually do. However, there was one beautiful mistake, and I couldn’t ignore it.
This is how this statement looks in discussions on forums (this is a collective image):
I’ve written a special program, its size is 100 code lines. But the analyzer doesn’t generate anything although all the warning levels are enabled. This [tool of yours] / [static analysis] in general is just rubbish.
The statement is rather strange. Dynamic and static analyses are just two different methodologies which supplement each other. Programmers seem to understand it, but I hear it again and again that dynamic analysis is better than static analysis.
While communicating with people on forums, I noticed there are a few lasting misconceptions concerning the static analysis methodology. I decided to write a series of brief articles where I want to show you the real state of things.
Even though most programmers understand what is the difference between objects and pointers to them, sometimes it is not entirely clear, which of the ways of accessing the object to choose. We have tried to answer this question below.
As we continue to use more advanced programming languages, we’re able to get some seriously powerful development done with much less code that does increasingly more awesome stuff, but that comes at a price. Since we don’t deal as often with low-level computation and processing anymore, it’s only normal that we don’t always have a full understanding about topics like what the stack is versus the heap, or how compilation really works, or what static vs dynamic typing is, or type introspection, or garbage collection, etc. Now I’m not saying every developer is ignorant of these, as most of us certainly aren’t, but I do feel like it’s worth revisiting some of the old-school important topics that we may miss out on these days.
C# – is an object oriented language of programming, created in 1998–2001 by Microsoft company as a language of application development for Microsoft .NET Framework platform. It combines a strength and flexibility of C++ with a simplicity of Visual Basic. You will find the book pack below, which will help you learn this programming language.